Painting on both wood and canvas, Bull captures not just the dynamism of performance, but the wildly differing sensibilities of his subjects. Which is how Chet Baker gets to be Smashed, while the more reflective, lyrical Miles Davis earns a study entitled Misty. Jazzing-up his subjects with collaged fragments of existing and invented memorabilia, Bull locates his musicians in the intimate, nocturnal world of a smoky backroom club. Drawings and canvases are on sale for between pounds 500 and pounds 2,000 - "but the paintings are quite big," adds Bull modestly.
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